When is Ramadan in 2013? - When-Is.com   When is Ramadan in 2013? - When-Is.com
When Is - Dates of Religious and Civil Holidays Around the World
Jewish Holidays Muslim Holidays Christian Holidays Hindu Holidays Buddhist Holidays American Holidays

When is Ramadan in 2013?

Ramadan in 2013 will start on Tuesday, the 9th of July and will continue for 30 days until Wednesday, the 7th of August.

Based on sightability in North America, in 2013 Ramadan will start in North America a day later - on Wednesday, the 10th of July.

Note that in the Muslim calander, a holiday begins on the sunset of the previous day, so observing Muslims will celebrate Ramadan on the sunset of Monday, the 8th of July.

Although Ramadan is always on the same day of the Islamic calendar, the date on the Gregorian calendar varies from year to year, since the Gregorian calendar is a solar calendar and the Islamic calendar is a lunar calendar. This difference means Ramadan moves in the Gregorian calendar approximately 11 days every year. The date of Ramadan may also vary from country to country depending on whether the moon has been sighted or not.

The dates provided here are based on the dates adopted by the Fiqh Council of North America for the celebration of Ramadan. Note that these dates are based on astronomical calculations to affirm each date, and not on the actual sighting of the moon with the naked eyes. This approach is accepted by many, but is still being hotly debated.

Additional services:

Learn to speak Arabic

Speak Arabic Breaking the Arabic code
10 codebooks reveal the mysteries to learning the Arab language.

Speak English like an American

American Accent Audios.com
The American Accent Audio Course
Learn the secrets of the American accent that very few people know about.